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Learn to meditate in Liverpool at our weekly classes. Tibetan Buddhist meditation and thought, presented in a way accessible to Westerners and applicable to life in the 21st Century.

These weekly meditation classes are accessible for all, regardless of previous meditation experience and religious beliefs.  We provide full meditation instructions so that you can begin to practice meditation from your very first session. Complete beginners are always very welcome!

Classes are led by an experienced meditation practitioner trained within the Awakened Heart Sangha. Our class leaders are experienced meditators with many years of practice behind them. In addition, they have received extensive training in how to communicate meditation to others and in providing ongoing meditation guidance and mentoring.

We meet every Tuesday evening in Woolton, Liverpool. There is no need to book, just come along. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 7pm. For more details please see our Learn to Meditate page.

Below is a short video of Lama Shenpen explaining the importance of having a trained mentor or teacher in order to learn how to meditate, and the importance of Transmission and Lineage:

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